I’ve been following a phenomenon for awhile now, and it appears things are going in a great direction. With the allowance of unincorporated trusts to own items that fall under NFA purview, determinations on key definitions seemingly have created an opportunity for new full auto weapons to be owned by trusts. Although since 1986 the NFA has prevented all new full auto weapons to only be made for government use, causing Americans to trade around only the weapons that were legally manufactured, owned and registered prior to passage of NFA in 1986.
Recently a gentleman submitted a Form 1 to create a new machine gun owned by his trust, which by ATF definition is not a person but an entity and not subject to the same requirements as a person. His tax stamp was approved. Now the ATF is backpedaling a bit and the gentleman is going to fight the good fight for all of our benefits.
I am going to immediately submit a form 1 for the creation of a new full auto weapon and see where it goes. I’m almost certain it will be disapproved initially, but depending on how the court case goes that denial may be overturned. I am also going to donate to the legal fund. Since this fight would benefit all gun enthusiasts I strongly urge anyone who can to follow suit.
All the details on the ongoing battle can be found in this thread on ar15.com.
Details on how to submit a form 1 are here. Note you will need a firearm that you are willing to convert. You have to have the firearm’s details as part of the submission. Also, you will need to have an NFA gun trust. You can find assistance setting up a trust from many lawyers or online services. 199trust.com is fairly common and competitively priced.
To donate to the legal fund, please go here. I cannot stress how helpful any amount you could contribute would be. A win on this would plummet the cost of existing transferable machine guns, and make the cost of new ones just an extra $100-$200 above current costs. If would enable the average gun owner to enjoy the same freedoms as those with much higher disposable income levels. As most full auto transferable weapons are currently running at minimum $15,000 to $20,000.
Maybe is we can get a win here it will pave way for ridding ourselves of the NFA. I cannot see that it does anything to improve the safety of Americans. The items are still available, it just increases the cost and availability of many items. I see no reason that suppressors should be regulated so strictly. I would love to be able to deer hunt without deafening myself.
Authored By Halon330 Remember, I'm not crazy, just extremely sincere!